180 The Blackfoot Tracker

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Category Art
Auction Currency USD
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The Blackfoot Tracker
Artist: Berke, ErnestDate of Birth: 1921-2010
Medium: Bronze, cast number 32
Dimensions: 15 1/2 inches high, 18 inches wide
Signed: Signed and dated 1955

Ernest Berke—who made his home in Scottsdale— was remarkably accomplished in both painting and sculpture, though it is for his bronzes that he is principally remembered. His interest in the West, kindled beside colleagues as they drew ad images for Sears in New York, led him to dive into Native American arts, a passion that led to his intuitive depictions of moments in the vanished Native American past and the lost Old West.